FISH AND GAME
LICENSES TO HUNT, FISH AND TRAP
36-412. Education programs — Instructor qualifications — Fee. (a) The fish and game commission shall prescribe and administer education programs in hunting, trapping and archery. Such programs shall provide instruction in the safe handling of lawful hunting and trapping equipment. The programs shall also include instruction on wildlife and natural resource conservation, good conduct and respect for the rights and property of others, and survival in the outdoors. The commission may enter into agreements with public or private agencies and individuals in carrying out the provisions of this subsection.
(b) The department of fish and game shall recruit competent volunteer instructors. The department shall provide training for the instructors in the safe handling of legal hunting and trapping equipment, conservation of wildlife and natural resources, good conduct and respect for the rights and property of others, outdoor survival, and other appropriate subjects for training instructors. Instructors shall be issued certificates and shall on a voluntary basis give instruction in education programs as established by the department of fish and game to all eligible applicants.
(c) The commission shall establish fees for each program not to exceed eight dollars ($8.00) for persons who are age seventeen (17) years and under and not to exceed eight dollars ($8.00) for persons age eighteen (18) years and older, to be assessed each individual obtaining instruction in hunter education or trapping education for reimbursement for furnished materials. All students successfully completing the course of instruction shall be issued a certificate of completion.
[36-412, added 1979, ch. 305, sec. 2, p. 828; am. 1991, ch. 5, sec. 2, p. 17; am. 1993, ch. 414, sec. 2, p. 1525; am. 1998, ch. 180, sec. 1, p. 666; am. 2002, ch. 234, sec. 7, p. 693; am. 2016, ch. 203, sec. 1, p. 573.]